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post-title January Is Alzheimer Awareness Month

January Is Alzheimer Awareness Month

January Is Alzheimer Awareness Month

January Is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Research shows up to 50 percent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough.
For many, this means the loss of precious time at a point when care and support can make a tremendous difference in quality of life for both the person with dementia and their family.
People from Thorold and other parts of Niagara will participate in community events throughout the month of January to help raise awareness of this disease.

How do you handle brain health & dementia ? Check out the BRAIN WAVE CAFE hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society of the Niagara Region at the THOROLD PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Quick facts
Right now, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. In 15 years, this number will increase by 66%, to 937,000.
For every person with dementia, one or more family members provide care.
Dementia doesn’t define a person. They’re still the same individual as they were before their diagnosis.
People with dementia can continue the things they enjoy and remain active with the right help and support.
Alzheimer Societies across Canada provide programs and support services to help people with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers to live as well as possible.
The Alzheimer Society is a leading Canadian funder of dementia research. Since 1989, it has invested over $50 million in bio-medical and quality-of-life research through its Alzheimer Society Research Program.

This free program provides an opportunity for individuals concerned about cognitive change and dementia to learn about brain health and dementiaand to become familiar with community resources and supports. These cafés hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society of the Niagara Region on the first and third Wed. of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. offer an informal place for people to meet up on a regular basis for a coffee, get information, share experiences and participate in ‘healthy brain’ activities within their local communities. All are welcome. 905-227-2581,14 Ormond St. N. Thorold.

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